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Anna Cunningham testifies about the rape she endured and the stories she's heard from other survivors before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee.

Survivors, Prosecutors Speak Out For Bill to End Time Limit on Rape Cases

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For the first time since November, a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill to eliminate the time limit on prosecuting rapes. Jane Bryan is still haunted by the late night rape of her mother by a man who broke into their Akron home in 1991, while she and her siblings slept in the next room…. Read More

Hannah Cox (right), national manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, introduces the group: GOP strategist Michael Hartley, former death penalty juror Ross Geiger, son of murder victim Jonathan Mann and Rep. Laura Lanese (R-Grove City).

Conservative Group Launches Campaign to Repeal Death Penalty in Ohio

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A national group of conservatives that oppose capital punishment has made Ohio the 14th state for its campaign to repeal of the death penalty. The group says the time is right to come to Ohio, which has been one of the leading states for executions. Republicans with Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty say it’s… Read More

Laura Jones, who chairs the citizens committee that works to pass levies in the Hudson City Schools, hands a bagged lunch to Rep. Don Jones (R-Freeport), who chairs the conference committee hearing the changes to EdChoice.

Public, Parochial Schools Sound Off at Holiday Hearing on EdChoice Vouchers

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Lawmakers and school leaders would normally have Presidents Day off, but instead they spent it at the Statehouse, as testimony on changes to the EdChoice private school voucher program went on. Most of the witnesses were firmly in one of two camps – public schools or parochial schools. The rare Presidents Day hearing was a… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Voter Registration for St. Pat’s Primary Closes Tuesday

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The deadline to register to vote for the first-ever Ohio presidential primary on March 17 in Tuesday. Early voting begins Wednesday. The most recent stats show there are 7,730,676 registered voters in Ohio, out of a population of nearly 11.7 million people. As of February 08, 2020 there are 7,730,676 registered voters in Ohio, up 6,237 from the… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Secretary Of State: No One Should Share Fake Election Info, Not Even Trump

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The state’s chief elections officer is criticizing President Trump and other key figures for sharing rumors and false information related to voting, recently about the Iowa caucuses but going all the way back to the 2016 election. This comes as Ohioans prepare to start early voting in two weeks for the presidential primary in March…. Read More

The All People's Fresh Market in Columbus, where low-income people can pick up produce and other items for free to save their SNAP benefits to use at grocery stores.

20,000 Ohioans Set to Lose SNAP Benefits Under Trump Adminstration Rule Change

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20,000 childless adults who are considered able-bodied and receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 29 Ohio counties will soon be getting letters telling them their benefits are being cut off if they don’t find work quickly. 42 mostly urban and Appalachian counties with high unemployment rates have used waivers to exempt non-disabled people from having… Read More

Rep. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) speaks about the copay assistance bill sponsored by Rep. Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield, left) and Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton). Clites’ 17 year old son has hemophilia.

Lawmakers Say Copay Assistance Bill Would Lower Patients’ Out-Of-Pocket Costs

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Some Ohioans who rely on copay assistance programs to help with expensive medications are finding that their insurance companies are no longer allowing those payments to apply to their deductibles. Two lawmakers are hoping their bill will stop that. The situation hits people with chronic and complex illnesses very hard, because their meds cost tens… Read More

Crystal Brown, left, comforts her 15 year old daughter Josephine Brown-Walker as she talks about her EdChoice voucher, which allows her to attend a Christian high school in Columbus.

Deal Could Take Many Schools Off Voucher List, as Group Threatens Lawsuit

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Lawmakers who’ve wanted to stop the impending explosion in the number of school buildings where students will be eligible for the state’s largest private school voucher program say there’s a deal in the works. But parents and students already in the EdChoice program want it to stay and expand. The deal would potentially change the number… Read More

A row of desks in a classroom with a backpack hanging up on the back wall

Change to Exploding Voucher Program Likely Coming, But Time is Running Out

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The number of public school buildings where students will be eligible for the state’s largest private school voucher program will more than double in the coming school year. And that could blow huge holes in the budgets of 70 percent of Ohio’s school districts. Lawmakers who have said they want to change that are running out… Read More